Gemini Horoscope 2020
The major planetary power this year is in your 8th house, Gemini. Your 8th house has been strong for the past two years, but this year it is even more powerful. Thus, the year ahead is about personal transformation. This will happen through crisis, near-death kinds of experiences and encounters with death. Generally, this doesn’t indicate actual physical death – it is usually on the psychological level. This is a year where you can give birth to the person you desire to be, the person you are capable of being. The stresses you feel are birth pangs.
The power in your 8th house shows a sexually active kind of year – especially when compared to the past two years. Whatever your age or stage in life, the libido is stronger than usual.
Neptune has been in your 10th house of career for many years now and will be there for many more. Thus the career is a major focus – that and spirituality. More on this later.
The spiritual life is even more pronounced now that Uranus is in your 12th house of spirituality. He entered last year and will be there for many more years. There is great change happening here and much spiritual experimentation. More details later.
Saturn will make a foray into your 9th house from March 23 to July 1, before moving back to your 8th house until December 18. This shows a testing of your religious and philosophical beliefs – they get ‘reality therapy’. Some will have to be amended, some will be discarded. This will become a long-term trend from December onwards.
Jupiter spends most of the year in your 8th house. This too shows enhanced libido. Love is expressed physically – sexually. More on this later. Often this transit shows inheritance, but it can also indicate profiting from estates or being named to an administrative position in an estate. Hopefully no one has to actually die.
Jupiter’s move into your 9th house at the end of the year (on December 20) is a wonderful aspect for college-level students and for those applying to college. There will be good fortune here.
Your most important areas of interest this year will be sex, personal transformation and occult studies; religion, philosophy, theology, higher learning and foreign travel (from March 23 to July 1 and from December 18 onwards); friends, groups and group activities (from June 28 onwards); career; and spirituality.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are finance (until May 6); communication and intellectual interests (from May 6 onwards); sex, personal transformation and occult studies (until December 20); and religion, philosophy, theology, higher learning and foreign travel (from December 20 onwards).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health should be good this year, and will get even better as the year progresses. The end of the year should see you with higher energy and better health than when you began. There is only one long-term planet in stressful alignment with you – Neptune. All the others are leaving you alone, and by the end of the year two (Saturn and Jupiter) will be making harmonious aspects with you.
Your empty 6th house – only short-term planets move through there this year, and their impact is temporary – is another good health signal. You don’t need to pay too much attention here as your health is good.
Pluto, your health planet, travels with both Saturn and Jupiter this year. Thus there can be surgery (or it might be recommended to you), but it doesn’t seem serious and the end result looks good. Pluto is the generic ruler of surgery and he has been in your 8th house of transformation for many years now, so you tend to see surgery as a ‘quick fix’ to a health problem. But these same aspects favour detox regimes too, and this option should be explored as well. You get good results from this and often it will do the same thing as surgery (only it usually takes longer and involves more discipline).
The spouse, partner or current love could also be having surgery. He or she should also explore detoxing options.
Good though your health is you can make it even better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead
Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles, and especially below them.
- The colon, bladder and sexual organs. These are always important for Gemini as your health planet Pluto rules these areas. As always, safe sex and sexual moderation are ultra-important. A herbal colon cleanse every now and then would be a good idea.
- The spine, knees, teeth, skin and overall skeletal alignment have become important areas since 2008, when Pluto moved into Capricorn (and they will be important for many more years too). So, regular back and knee massage would be good, as would regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath. Therapies such as Alexander Technique, Rolfing or Feldenkrais would be good. Give the knees more support when exercising. Regular dental check-ups are advisable.
- The lungs, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. These are always important for Gemini and the reflexes are shown above. Arms and shoulders should be regularly massaged as tension tends to collect in the shoulders and needs to be released.
Though your health is good this year there will be periods when it is less good than usual. These come from the stresses of the short-term planets, which are temporary and not trends for the year. When they pass your normally good health and energy return.
These vulnerable periods will be from February 19 to March 20; August 23 to September 22; and November 22 to December 21. Make sure to get more rest during those periods. We will discuss this in more detail in the monthly reports.
Home and Family
Mercury, the ruler of your Horoscope is also your family planet, showing that home and family are always important for you. You tend to be a family-oriented person. However, this year, all the long-term planets are in the upper half of your chart – the day sector, the sector of career and outer activities. And though the night sector will strengthen a bit as the year progresses, it will never be dominant. Additionally, your 4th family house is basically empty (only short-term planets will move through there), thus this area is not as pronounced as usual. Career is much more important this year than home and family issues. The empty 4th house, as our regular readers know, tends to the status quo. It can be read as a good thing too. You seem satisfied with your home life and have no need to make major changes. You sort of take the domestic situation for granted. The home front is relatively quiet this year.
Your family planet is a very fast and often erratic planet. Sometimes he moves very quickly (through three signs and houses in a given month); sometimes he moves slowly (staying in one sign for a whole month). Three times a year he goes backwards. So your family life tends to reflect this. It can be erratic. However, you are used to this and by now know how to handle it.
Because Mercury moves so quickly there are many short-term family trends that depend on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These are best discussed in the monthly reports.
Parents and parent figures in your life are also having a quiet kind of family year. One of them seems very spiritual and involved in charities and altruistic kinds of causes. The other seems more involved in having fun and enjoying life.
Siblings and Sibling figures could move this year, but it seems very complicated and could involve many delays. If they are of childbearing age they are more fertile than usual. Their marriage or current relationship will get tested. It can survive.
Children and children figures are likely to move. Here too the move seems complicated, with many glitches and delays involved. If they are of childbearing age they seem more fertile. Grandchildren (if you have them), or people who play this role in your life, can have multiple moves this year – this is a trend over many more years too. Their domestic life seems unstable. They too are more fertile than usual (if they are of the appropriate age).
If you’re planning renovations in the home, August 22 to September 22 would be a good time. If you’re planning to decorate and beautify the home in a cosmetic kind of way, or to buy art objects for the home, October 2 to October 28 would be a good time.
Finance and Career
Your money house is not a house of power this year. Only short-term planets will move through there and their effects will be short term. Generally this is a good thing. It shows a basic contentment in your finances. You have no need to make major changes or to overly focus here. But this year is different. Your financial planet, the Moon, will get eclipsed four times this year – double the usual number. Not only that, there will be two eclipses – one solar and one lunar – that occur in your money house. This guarantees many important and dramatic financial changes. You will have to make important course corrections. Your financial thinking and outlook are probably not realistic – as the events of the eclipse will show.
The Moon is the fastest and most erratic of all the planets. Where the other fast-moving planets (the Sun, Mercury and Venus) take a year to move through the zodiac, the Moon does so every month. So there are many short-term financial trends that depend on where the Moon is and the aspects she receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports. In general (and this will be discussed) your financial power is strongest on the New and Full Moon and when the Moon is waxing (growing larger). It is also strongest when the Moon is at her perigee (her closest distance to earth). When the Moon is waning (getting smaller) is a good time to use spare cash to pay down debt.
There is much power in your 8th house this year – it is easily the strongest in your Horoscope. Thus this is a year for either taking on or paying down debt – depending on your need. It is a year for good tax and estate planning (if you are of appropriate age). Money can come from insurance claims or tax refunds. Inheritance often happens when the 8th house is strong, but as we’ve said, hopefully no one has to actually die. You can be named in someone’s will or to some administrative position in an estate. Since the 8th house is about other people’s money, this is a year for focusing on the prosperity of others. Others’ financial interest comes before your own (although you shouldn’t neglect your own interest). The spouse, partner or current love will have a very strong financial year. He or she will be earning it – no question – but there is prosperity for the beloved. He or she will pick up the slack in your personal earnings.
Career has been important for many years now, but this year even more so. It’s not just that your 10th house of career is strong; it is also because, as was mentioned, the upper half – the day side – of your Horoscope will be dominant all year. This makes you even more ambitious than usual.
You were born with a sense of mission. You always had high ideals for what you wanted to accomplish in life, and now that Neptune is in your career house this sense of mission has intensified (and will continue to intensify in the coming years). Many of you have got into spiritual or charitable-type careers. Others are pursuing a worldly career but are very much involved in these activities. Just making money and being successful is not enough for you. You need to be doing something that is meaningful – something that uplifts humanity. If you are not already involved in these things, the doors will open – this year or in the coming years.
Love and Social Life
Love is complicated this year. (Isn’t it always? But some years more so than others.) Your love planet Jupiter spends almost all year in conservative Capricorn, your 8th house. Not only that, but Jupiter will be travelling with both Saturn and Pluto this year. So we have many messages here.
First of all, Jupiter is not very strong in the sign of Capricorn. Astrologers say that Jupiter is in his ‘fall’ – his weakest position. So the social magnetism is not up to its usual standard. Secondly, it would show less socializing than usual. Singles will still date and attend parties, but not as much as usual. There is a need now to focus on quality rather than quantity. Fewer dates, fewer social events, but good ones are better than hosts of lukewarm ones. A marriage is not likely this year and probably not advisable. Next year will be a lot better for that. You are attracted to older people, serious people, people more settled than you. The danger here is getting involved in a relationship based on convenience rather than real love. You will have opportunities for these kinds of relationships. These aspects also show that you are slow to fall in love these days. You take things nice and slow. Anyone involved romantically with a Gemini needs to understand this.
Jupiter in the 8th house and travelling with the ruler of the 8th house, Saturn, suggests that sexual magnetism is the main romantic appeal these days. (Jupiter is also travelling with Pluto, the generic ruler of sex, and this reinforces what we’re saying.) There’s nothing wrong with good sexual magnetism, but a solid relationship needs more than that.
The love planet in the 8th house shows that you are attracted to money people – the good earners. Wealth is a romantic turn on. Jupiter travelling with the ruler of the 6th house would show an allurement for people in the health professions or people personally involved in your health. Often this shows an office romance. But none of these things leads to marriage – not this year anyway.
For those working on their second marriage the prospects brighten after December 20, but marriage seems delayed. There is love in 2021. Those working on their third marriage have a quiet year. Those who are married will probably stay married, and singles will stay single.
For those of you already in a relationship, the relationship gets some stress testing this year. Your challenge will be to keep the spark of romance alive. Things look too practical, too down-to-earth. Everyone does what they are supposed to do – everyone does their duty – but the passion seems lacking.
Neptune, the most spiritual and most idealistic of the planets, has been in your career house for many years, and will be there for many more as we have mentioned. This is leading you to a spiritual-type career – a career that is meaningful to you. But there is another way to read this, and this will be true for many of you: it shows that your spiritual practice and spiritual growth is the real career, the real mission these days. Most of you are on a spiritual path already. But this is deepening and becoming more dynamic.
Neptune, the generic spiritual planet, is in mystical Pisces. This would favour a mystical path wherein logic and reason are often seen as the enemy: it is the feeling that matters. While such a path – love, devotion and emotional exaltation – is certainly powerful, with Uranus now in your 12th house of spirituality you need some science and rationality to back you up. You are by nature a rational person. An intellectual. To ignore your mind will set up a conflict in your nature. The mind need not be the enemy. It can be an aid and ally on your path. It is the impurities in the mind that are the enemy.
Uranus rules science and technology. So many of you will be applying technology to your spiritual practice, using Virtual Reality or streaming lectures and meditations. There are all kinds of high-tech gadgets that aid meditation and you seem enamoured by these things. Uranus rules astrology too. Thus esoteric astrology, the philosophical side of astrology, is a viable spiritual path for many of you
There is something magical and mystical about the 8th house. On the deeper levels the 8th house is about ‘resurrection’ – re-vivification. Making what was dead, live again. We all have things in our lives in need of resurrection. Perhaps it is a relationship, a financial project, or an artistic goal. There it lies, dormant, or perhaps even dead. How can it be resurrected? This year, the 8th house will reveal its secrets to you. Most likely the mind is cluttered with too many side issues that need pruning. Perhaps your home, your material life is also too cluttered. It’s time to de-clutter and get down to bare essentials. Perhaps the emotional life is clogged with unresolved issues – again, time to de-clutter. When you do this, you suddenly find that you have more energy to resurrect your pet projects.